Wildlife Hospital Animal Care Volunteer

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Virtual work: 
No
Position description: 

Do you enjoy hands-on work?

Want to help wildlife?

Apply to become an Animal Care Volunteer today!

Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is a registered non-profit established in 1979. We are the largest wildlife rehabilitation facility in terms of intakes in Canada; we serve over 5000 wildlife patients each year! We rehabilitate injured wildlife, raise orphaned wildlife, and treat pollution-damaged wildlife with a goal of release back into the wild. We are also committed to raising public awareness of, and respect for, wildlife and the issues affecting them in the urban environment.

Animal Care Volunteers are an essential piece of the animal healthcare team. Animal Care Volunteers will undertake training with our animal care staff and volunteers. Animal Care Volunteers will perform duties such as providing basic care to patients, preparing diets, cleaning enclosures, and handling injured wild animals. In addition to their animal care duties, animal care volunteers will also perform housekeeping and sanitization activities such as cleaning and laundry, as well as restocking supplies.

A minimum commitment of 100 hours is required.

Deliverables/Duties: 

Cleaning and preparing habitats and enclosures
Preparing meals and feeding wildlife patients
Light handling of wildlife patients
Washing and drying dishes and various medical supplies
Food cutting and mixing as part of the preparation of animal diets (this includes raw fish, worms, fruit etc.)
Disinfecting equipment
Mopping the Care Centre
Taking out the garbage and recycling

Qualifications: 

Be 16 years old or older.
Have a minimum of 100 hours commitment and a stable schedule.
Have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination as you will be working directly with animals.
Attend all onboarding training and participate in additional workshops.
Be punctual. Arrive in time to be ready to work at the beginning of your shift. Give yourself time to get changed and settle in.
Wear suitable clothes – closed-toed shoes, full-length pants and a long-sleeved top. If you have long hair, tie it back.
Be flexible and willing - follow instructions from staff and other volunteers, help out where help is needed, be positive. Be ready and willing to learn.
Communicate any interest you have in specific activities – staff may not always ask, but there are lots of opportunities to do different things once the daily tasks are completed.
Let us know if you need to book any time off. We need as much advanced notice as possible to fill your shift!

Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
Senior
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

We are recruiting volunteers for our busy Spring/Summer season from May - September.

Please apply online at http://bttr.im/mj3at . Once you fill in an application you will be asked to attend a one hour Meet and Greet information session, where you will learn more about what we do and decide if you are a good fit.

Find out more about us at www.wildliferescue.ca

How to apply: 
http://bttr.im/mj3at
Contact person: 
Volunteer Coordinator
Contact phone: 
604-526-2747 x513
Other Volunteer Opportunities: 

Do you want to be on the frontline to help wildlife?

Do you have great customer service skills?

Apply to become a Wildlife Helpline Volunteer!

Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is a registered non-profit established in 1979. We are the largest wildlife rehabilitation facility in terms of intakes in Canada; we serve over 5000 wildlife patients each year! We rehabilitate injured wildlife, raise orphaned wildlife, and treat pollution-damaged wildlife with a goal of release back into the wild.

Volunteer skills: 
Administration (Other)
Cashier, Sales, Merchandising
Data entry
Program, Office Assistance
Reception, Customer Service
Career, Life Skills
Crisis, Grief
Teaching, Instructing, Tutoring, Facilitating
Animals, Pets
Conservation, Environmentalism, Endangered Species
Invasive Species Management, Greening, Gardening Projects
Desktop Publishing
Fundraising
Human Resources and Volunteers
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Environment & Animals
Health, Social Services
Mission:
Wildlife Rescue's vision is to continually improve the welfare of urban wildlife. The mission is to provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.
Cause tags:
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
100
Position start/end date:
1 May 2020
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Wildlife Rescue Associaiton
5216 Glencarin Drive
Burnaby, BC V5B 3C1
Last Updated: March 9, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: April 30, 2025